Representing Students in University Disciplinary Hearings and in Court

“Disciplinary Hearings involve a process for which we believe it is difficult if not impossible for a student to fairly defend themselves.”

When a college student is charged under a university conduct code or academic code, it can jeopardize his or her academic standing and future opportunities. If this is happening to you, it is important that you seek legal guidance from an experienced defense attorney as soon as possible. The firm is experienced in civil rights, Title IX litigation and criminal defense.

The Joslyn Law Firm has learned that students fail to recognize that law enforcement and campus administration are not their friends. When students are faced with conduct violations, parents are often in disbelief that the university that entrusted with their child’s education has turned their back against them. This disbelief often stems from the lack of familiarity with the universities procedures, which are a hybrid of student disciplinary codes and the court system. 

An effective college student defense will not only require an attorney experienced with university and school student conduct codes, but also one that understands how to reduce the risk of tarnishing the students’ academic and professional career.

Being silent and cooperation can be a good alternative. But the risk of going about this without legal guidance outweighs the cost of hiring an attorney. It is essential that you seek legal advice from an experienced student defense attorney who can determine the best legal option for this difficult situation.

Violating student conduct codes can result in the following sanctions:

    • Suspension from the university
    • Academic or disciplinary probation
    • Losing campus housing rights
    • Expulsion
    • Marks on your student record long after the sentence is served.

Information for Students

There are a few steps you should take once you receive a notice stating you’re being charged for violating your university’s conduct code or academic code:

  • Do not talk with law enforcement, school administrators, campus police friends or classmates.
  • Get ahead by contacting an attorney as soon as possible. Call us for a free consultation. We’ll help you determine how serious the problem is.
  • Don’t assume there won’t be a problem. No matter how minor, a conduct or academic violation can be serious. How big the problem is will depend on how you handle it.

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Information for Parents

If you are on this webpage, you already understand the seriousness of the situation your child is facing. You are probably weighing the potential cost of hiring an attorney with the Joslyn Law Firm.

The value of your son or daughter’s education is priceless and the impact this could have on their future earnings and reputation could be jeopardized by the pending charge. 

You can schedule a free case consultation with us to discuss the seriousness of the charges your child is facing. To do so, call (614) 444-1900 or submit your information in the online contact form.

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Attorney for Student Disciplinary Hearings in Columbus, OH 

Joslyn Law Firm knows how important your future is. We will do everything in our power to make sure the best possible outcome is achieved for your situation. Don't delay. The sooner you contact a defense attorney, the better your chances of a more favorable outcome in court. 

We are eager to speak with you. To schedule a free case consultation with the Joslyn Law Firm, call (614) 444-1900 or submit your information in the online contact form. We represent clients in central Ohio counties that include Franklin County, Delaware County, Union County, Madison County, Pickaway County, Fairfield County, and Licking County.


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